Sunset

Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 230, No. 1, January

A Family Unplugs
This story is about a radio-dialing, non-video-gaming, book-reading, low-tech family who call their friends on this corded device:Welcome to a technology-free home. This family is part of a growing movement of people who believe that in order to enjoy...
Backyard Bliss
Garden designer Rebecca" Sweet turned an old toolshed into a place to work, play, and be inspiredA PARTY IS under way at Rebecca Sweet's house in Los Altos, California. But while the guys hover around a buffet table near the kitchen, most of the women...
Backyard Bliss: Garden Designer Rebecca Sweet Turned an Old Toolshed into a Place to a Place Work, Play, and Be Inspired
A PARTY IS under way at Rebecca Sweet's house in Los Altos, California. But while the guys hover around a buffet table near the kitchen, most of the women have followed Sweet across the back garden to the woodsy cottage she jokingly calls her "chick...
Diamonds in the Dirt
Chefs love them. Dogs dig them. But the greatest thing about Oregon truffles? They taste best right here at home.AS AMENERAI. RULE, I try to stay away from lumpy brown objects fetched from the jaws of strange dogs. But when you're iri the heart of Oregon...
Diamonds in the Dirt: Chefs Love Them. Dogs Dig Them. but the Greatest Thing about Oregon Truffles? They Taste Best Right Here at Home
AS A GENERAL RULE, I try to stay away from lumpy brown objects fetched from the jaws of strange dogs. But when you're in the heart of Oregon mushroom country, every mud-caked ball of earth could be a truffle treasure. I'm standing at the edge of...
Dinner with a Worldview
ALBUQUERQUE Nothing like taking your name literally. At Farm & Table in Albuquerque's city-meets-country North Valley neighborhood, produce fields come right up to the patio where, on nippy winter nights, you can warm yourself by a fire while tucking...
Drink in Kelowna
B.C/s rising wine country mixes icy tastes and adventure- and it's an easy flight away.FROM THE AIR, Kelowna, British Columbia, looks like a city brushed by Monet. Its pastel downtown, clustered along the shores of Okanagan Lake, is surrounded by a patchwork...
Drink in Kelowna: B.C.'S Rising Wine Country Mixes Icy Tastes and Adventure-And It's an Easy Flight Away
FROM THE AIR, Kelowna, British Columbia, looks like a city brushed by Monet. Its pastel downtown, clustered along the shores of Okanagan Lake, is surrounded by a patchwork quilt of farmland and the sun-steeped vineyards that have put the city on the...
Hawaiians Are the Most Content People in the Country. What Can the Rest of Us Learn from Them? Ten Remarkable Locals Show You How to Live the Good Life, Island-Style
IN MY LAST BOOK, The Descendants, the patriarch, a Honolulu attorney, takes a good look at his paradisiacal life and declares: "Paradise can go #!#% itself." He obviously didn't contribute to the Gallup Poll that each year determines that we Hawaii...
Hitting Reset
Our food editors share their post-holiday diet tune-ups-and the healthy dishes you'll want to eat all year.Here in the Sunset test kitchen, we spend our days cooking and eating. It's a great way to earn a living, but it has a downside.Or call it a backside....
Hitting Reset: Our Food Editors Share Their Post-Holiday Diet Tune-Ups-And the Healthy Dishes You'll Want to Eat All Year
Here in the Sunset test kitchen, we spend our days cooking and eating. It's a great way to earn a living, but it has a downside. Or call it a backside. And so between Christmas and New Year's, we take a much-needed break from the baked goods, the heavy...
January: Your Southwest Guide
* MUST-HAVE A CUT ABOVE Pruning just got less prickly. Fiskars' new Cut-and-Grab Lopper ($40; fiskars.com) holds a branch after you cut it so you can direct its fall--especially helpful when working with thorny plants. Though heavier than standard...
Kauai
Along Kauai's North Shore, natural beauty soars to the supernatural; on the northeast side, tiny Anahola is a reminder of the rhythms of traditional Hawaiian life. ANAHOLA WHAT TO DO Stock up for a beach picnic by stopping at Duane's Ono Char-Burger,...
Looking to Unplug? Here's What Others Are Doing-And What You Can Try-From Easy to Hard-Core
National Day of Unplugging [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Who's behind it Reboot, a Jewish arts organization based in New York What it is Unplug all your devices from sunset to sunset on March 1-2, 2013. Insight In its fourth year, the National...
Maui
The Magic Isle has its contradictions. Calm and lovely today, its 'Iao Valley was where King Kamehameha I defeated Maui forces in his fight to unite Hawaii under his rule. Beach town Pa'ia has two faces too: world-class surfer and windsurfer hangout,...
Molokai
Molokai residents have fought for decades to keep development away from their 38-mile-long island. Sandy beaches line the west end, while the east end's Halawa Valley shelters rain forest and waterfalls. On the south side stretches an immense barrier...
New Year, Looser Key
THERE ARE MANY LINES in Kaui Hart Hemmings's essay, "Where Happiness Lives" (page 62), that keep coming back to me. Hemmings tries to answer what makes Hawaii the happiest state in the country. Is it that a natural paradise always waits outside the...
Oahu
If you think of Oahu only as home to Honolulu's glittering hotels, the island's more natural side will surprise you. But leeward Oahu carries you back to a sleepier, rural Hawaii. Frenetic Waikiki can be serene, once you experience it from the water....
Sedona: With the Crowds Gone and the Trails Clear, Explore Arizona's Playground like a Local
Cold shoulder: December through February--Sedona's shoulder season--brings sunny days with temps that jump from the mid-30s to the high sos, just right for day hikes and nights by the fire. Shop like a Sedonan: Hit up the stores and art galleries in...
Sundance Resort
Where artsy cinema meets Utah's powdery slopesWhy go now: If night skiing and a new chairlift don't tempt you, the backdoor access to the Sundance Film Festival (Jan 17-27; sundance.org/festivalj will. Dual personae: Owner Robert Redford (yep, the Sundance...
Sweet Success
For L.A landscape architect Calvin Abe, happiness is a front-yard strawberry patchSCRAPPING THE FRONT LAWN comes naturally to Calvin Abe. "My garden is about exploring ideas/' says the L.A. landscape architect, who has used the spot to experiment with...
Sweet Success: For L.A. Landscape Architect Calvin Abe, Happiness Is a Front-Yard Strawberry Patch
SCRAPPING THE FRONT LAWN comes naturally to Calvin Abe. "My garden is about exploring ideas," says the L.A. landscape architect, who has used the spot to experiment with everything from native plants to Mediterranean ones over the years. His latest...
Tasting Tours for Foodies
BOULDER Blogger Megan Bucholz is the founding foodie and one of the guides behind Local Table Tours, giving behind-the-scenes peeks at the best indie specialty shops, bars, and restaurants around town: Oak at Fourteenth, Bramble & Hare, and Cured...
The 5 Shades of Pisco
This South American spirit is the new darling behind the bar.IT SEEMS INNOCENT ENOUGH - clear and often sweetly aromatic like wine. But at 80 proof or so, don't be fooled by this lush Latin import: There's a lot more to pisco than punches and sours....
The 5 Shades of Pisco: This South American Spirit Is the New Darling Behind the Bar
IT SEEMS INNOCENT ENOUGH--clear and often sweetly aromatic like wine. But at 80 proof or so, don't be fooled by this lush Latin import: There's a lot more to pisco than punches and sours. Until recently, most of the pisco available was only so-so....
The Big Island
To see the island at its wildest and most rejuvenating, explore the rain forests and waterfalls of the Hamakua Coast, which runs northwest from Hilo to Waipio Valley. For fiery geological excitement, follow Danny Akaka's lead and view Halema'uma'u...
The Natural
For chef Aaron Woo of Portland, asimple beet or carrot is a chance for culinary magic.At a weekly menu meeting, Natural Selection ownerchef Aaron Woo volleys ideas back and forth with his sous-chef, Chris Soffner, in a rapid rally.They consider adding...
The Natural: For Chef Aaron Woo of Portland, a Simple Beet or Carrot Is a Chance for Culinary Magic
At a weekly menu meeting, Natural Selection owner-chef Aaron Woo volleys ideas back and forth with his sous-chef, Chris Soffner, in a rapid rally. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] They consider adding some brown butter flavor...
This Story Is about a Radio-Dialing, Non-Video-Gaming, Book-Reading, Low-Tech Family Who Call Their Friends on This Corded Device: Welcome to a Technology-Free Home. This Family Is Part of a Growing Movement of People Who Believe That in Order to Enjoy Life to Its Fullest, You Need to Do Some Things the Old-Fashioned Way
The first thing you notice about the San Francisco Mission District home of Laura Jo Wegman and Donovan Corliss is that there seems to be an awful lot of space. Wall space, counter space, floor space. It's as if something is missing. Like TVs, video...
Vegetarian Game Changers: Though Not All Are Strictly Vegetarian, These Restaurants around the West Are Moving the Cuisine Forward and Wowing Diners (Even Proud Carnivores) in the Process
BERKELEY Gather Restaurant Executive chef Sean Baker spent years cooking with the groundbreaking vegan restaurant Millennium in San Francisco, so it's no wonder he has a knack for meatless delights. Half his menu items are vegetarian, and few...
Where Happiness Lives
HAWAIIANS are the most content people in the country. WHAT CAN THE REST OF US LEARN FROM THEM? Ten remarkable locals show you how to live We good Me, island-style.A glorious view of Kauai's Kalalau Valley from the Koke'e State Park lookout at 4,000 feetMY...
Your 90-Minute Recharge
No far-out treatments or long fee lists-in the West's new style of day spas, relaxation stems from one word: simple.There's no signal that it's time, no watch on my wrist or clock on the wall. The rhythm has taken over. Somehow I know - not really me,...
Your 90-Minute Recharge: No Far-Out Treatments or Long Fee Lists-In the West's New Style of Day Spas, Relaxation Stems from One Word: Simple
There's no signal that it's time, no watch on my wrist or clock on the wall. The rhythm has taken over. Somehow I know--not really me, my body knows?--when to lift myself from the zero-gravity recliner and amble out of the quiet room and along the...
You Said It
The gift of citrus* I enjoyed your column about sharing the bounty from our gardens (December, page 6). I met my oackyard neighbor when we had a common fence replaced. I grow a few summer veggies, and I've often hung a bag of produce on the fence. She...